Many of our patients at North Main Dental Inc. have been asking us about brightening their teeth lately, and today we thought Drs. James and Jamie Shepler would discuss the options available to you to put the sparkle back in your smile! All you have to do is schedule your first visit with our Dayton, OH, office.

Zoom! Whitening at our office – This type of whitening can be done right at our practice. A whitening agent is applied directly to teeth and a special light helps accelerate the whitening process. The entire process will take about an hour and get your teeth up to eight shades whiter! If you have a mix of natural teeth and fillings or crowns, your dentist may recommend bonding or veneers on your natural teeth instead of regular bleaching. Teeth whitening at our office can be used to correct many tooth discolorations which may have been caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in whitening technology, we can offer a safe method for creating the beautiful smile you've always wanted. 

Give us a call at North Main Dental Inc. in Dayton, OH, to schedule an appointment! Whiter teeth are just one visit away with Drs. James and Jamie Shepler at 937-275-0076.

By North Main Dental Inc
February 18, 2022
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Are you looking to improve the appearance of your front teeth? Dental veneers are widely used to improve the appearance of front teeth and are a much more conservative option than a full dental crown. Veneers can be used to improve the appearance of staining, large gaps, large fillings, chipped teeth, or overall shape. Veneers are a thin covering over the front and biting end of the tooth used to restore the beauty of a smile. Over the years Drs. James and Jamie Shepler have helped many patients who opted for veneers and now have the confidence to smile again. If you're interested in veneers, set up your first appointment today with North Main Dental Inc in Dayton, OH.

Dental veneers are made in a lab from long-lasting porcelain materials. The shade can be chosen to any desired color to whiten the appearance of your smile. Dental veneers are usually placed on the anterior, or front teeth, where the chewing forces are not as hard as the back teeth. The process of placing veneers is relatively easy, requiring only two dental appointments. In some cases, only one appointment is needed. It depends on the fabrication process.

The first appointment is to “prep” the teeth and takes an impression to be sent to a lab to fabricate the veneers. Veneers are fairly conservative in the preparation as it requires a small amount of space to be created on the face (front), bottom, and sides of each tooth to allow space for the veneer to be placed and look natural. You will leave the office with temporary veneers for the next week or two while the permanent veneers are being made.

The second appointment is to place the veneers and make minor adjustments if needed. What a difference it makes in the appearance of the teeth! If you’re interested in learning more, give Drs. James and Jamie Shepler a call today! Contact North Main Dental Inc in Dayton, OH, at (937) 275-0076.

By North Main Dental Inc
December 15, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Why you should choose professional teeth whitening from your dentists in Dayton, OH, to give yourself a bright smile

You hear a lot about toothpaste that promises to whiten and brighten your smile, but do they really work? The truth is, they can work if all you want is limited whitening that doesn’t last very long. There is a much more effective, longer-lasting solution to a brilliant smile. It’s called professional teeth whitening.

Drs. James and Jamie Shepler at North Main Dental in Dayton, OH, provide a wide range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental services including professional teeth whitening.

Let’s look at a quick comparison between whitening toothpaste and professional teeth whitening. Consider that professional teeth whitening is:

Effective, because you can whiten your smile up to 8 shades; whitening toothpaste doesn’t promise amazing results.

Long-lasting, because the results you achieve from professional teeth whitening can last up to 5 years; whitening toothpaste typically lasts only a few weeks.

Quick, because with ZOOM whitening performed in the office, you can have a brilliant smile in about an hour; whitening toothpaste can take several weeks before you notice a difference.

Safe, because ZOOM whitening has been tested and approved by the American Dental Association; whitening toothpaste may or may not be tested and approved for safety.

Your ZOOM whitening treatment begins with the application of prescription-strength whitening gel to your teeth. You sit comfortably for about an hour, while you are carefully monitored by a dental care professional.

After just one hour-long treatment, you will notice an amazing difference! The quick turnaround time makes ZOOM whitening an excellent choice if you want to look your best for a special event coming up.

To read more detailed information about ZOOM teeth whitening, please visit the ZOOM teeth whitening page on the website by clicking here.

To discover more about what professional teeth whitening can do for your smile, call Drs. James and Jamie Shepler at North Main Dental in Dayton, OH. You can reach them in the office by calling (937) 275-0076, so call now!

By North Main Dental Inc
October 21, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Cleaning  

At North Main Dental, your dentist in Dayton, OH, Dr. James Shepler, and Dr. Jamie Shepler recommend professional teeth cleaning appointments twice a year to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. If your gums are bleeding, this is a clear sign of gum disease. Keeping up with regular teeth cleaning appointments helps keep your gums healthy and your smile beautiful!

Plaque is bacteria that sticks to the surfaces of your teeth, and when it's not brushed away regularly it hardens and forms into tartar. Tartar cannot be brushed away and must be removed by a dental professional. When plaque and tartar build up on the gum line, the bacteria irritate the gums and they start to pull away from your teeth. Gum disease causes your gums to bleed, and can even lead to loose teeth and tooth loss when you don't treat it. Professional cleanings prevent this build-up and help you stay proactive against gum disease.

When you see your dentist in Dayton, OH, for a professional teeth cleaning appointment, all plaque and tartar are removed from the surfaces of the teeth and your entire mouth is flossed. Cleanings are also an important opportunity for exams and oral cancer screenings. Your dentist can identify any problem area and help you adjust your oral hygiene routine to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

In addition to professional teeth cleaning appointments, you need to adhere to a great oral hygiene routine at home. Your dentist will recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day to keep plaque from building up on your teeth and prevent gum disease.

Regular professional teeth cleanings are important for your oral and overall health. Dr. James Shepler and Dr. Jamie Shepler of North Main Dental recommend cleanings twice a year to keep your teeth and gums healthy. To make an appointment with your dentist in Dayton, OH, contact us at (937) 275-0076.

By North Main Dental Inc
September 10, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Loose Filling  

Do you have a filling that feels a little loose? Give Dr. James Shepler and Dr. Jamie Shepler of North Main Dental in Dayton, OH, a call. The dentists offer treatments that will help you protect your smile.

How fillings loosen

Fillings are designed to withstand years of chewing and biting but can become loose in some cases. You may be more likely to notice a loose filling if:

  • A new cavity develops around the filling
  • You use your teeth to open objects or eat hard foods, like nuts and hard pretzels
  • You've had the filling for a long time
  • You grind your teeth while you sleep

You may be able to feel that your filling is loose or move it back and forth with your tongue. Other signs aren't so obvious. Your filling may be loose if your tooth hurts when you eat, or you notice pain after you eat or drink anything sweet, hot, or cold.

What to do if your filling is loose

You'll need to visit your dentists in Dayton, OH, if you have a loose filling. Until it's time for your appointment, follow these recommendations:

  • Don't chew with the tooth
  • Swish warm salt water in your mouth to decrease pain
  • Add temporary filling repair material, available at drugstores, to your tooth if you've lost the filling completely 
  • Use an ice pack or over-the-counter numbing gel to manage pain
  • Don't eat or drink hot, cold, or sugary beverages and foods

Treatments for loose fillings

You'll need a new filling if your current restoration is loose, lost, or damaged. If a new cavity is formed around the old filling, it may not always be possible to simply add a new filling.

An inlay, onlay, or dental crown may be needed instead. Inlays and onlays are restorations made in dental laboratories. Inlays fit inside the cusps, the pointed bumps on your teeth. Outlays extend beyond the cusps. If the area to be filled is large, your dentist may recommend a crown. Crowns fit over the tops of teeth, covering them completely.

Don't let a loose filling affect your oral health! Call your Dayton, OH, dentists, Dr. James Shepler and Dr. Jamie Shepler of North Main Dental, at (937) 275-0076 to schedule your appointment.

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